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Notable Historical Events for February 13th

1858Sir Richard Burton & John Speake explore Lake Tanganyika, Africa

1990Larry Bird (Celtics) ends NBA free throw streak of 71 games

1633Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome for trial before Inquisition for professing belief that earth revolves around the Sun

1974Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist and historian, is deported from the Soviet Union to Frankfurt, West Germany and stripped of his Soviet citizenship

1952Rocky Marciano defeated Lee Savold for his 39th straight win

1777Marquis de Sade arrested without charge, imprisoned in Vincennes fortress

1861Abraham Lincoln declared president in Washington DC

1866Jesse James holds up his 1st bank, Liberty, Missouri ($15,000)

1982Islander's Bryan Trottier scores 5 goals against Flyers

2000The last original "Peanuts" comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies.

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Notable Birthdays on February 13th

1743Joseph Banks, English botanist and naturalist (d. 1820)

1974Robbie Williams, English singer

1944Jerry Springer, London England, talk show host (Jerry Springer Show)

1910William Shockley, London, US physicist (Nobel 1956), racist

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Notable Deaths on February 13th

1728Cotton Mather, American Puritan minister, dies at 65

1883Wilhelm Richard Wagner, composer, dies at 69

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